Stories

Fables, yarns, tales, fantasies, science fiction, magic realism and other fantastical flavors.

HELLO MY NAME IS

It took a while for people to get used to wearing signs around their necks. They felt awkward or resentful. ...

The First Review of Strangers’ Restaurant

Regular readers of this column may imagine how humbled I was (slightly) and excited (very) to be the food critic ...

Abbreviation

I was sitting by myself staring at a lasagna when the first text from my dead husband popped onto my ...

El Ángelus

The fire started in the north and tracked down through the dry desert succulents. Inside the crumbling adobe church, the ...

Urban Beekeeping

This man is our home. We tickle his lungs with our wings. The sun always leads us back to him ...

Technicolor

When I see his face, I know I’m in trouble. Incandescent smile, with almost too many teeth. Wide-set eyes downturned ...